Sketches of the history, manners, and customs of the North American Indians

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Printed for Black, Young, and Young, 1824 - Indians of North America - 371 pages
 

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Page 259 - And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, "As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
Page 323 - They care for little, because they want but little, and the reason is, a little contents them. In this they are sufficiently revenged on us ; if they are ignorant of our pleasures, they are also free from our pains.
Page 261 - Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought...
Page 262 - And when Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.
Page 260 - Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, " My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.
Page 117 - Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, To soften rocks, and rend the knotted oak : and, therefore, will we try the effect of it upon his senses.
Page 324 - ... of body, that he will even sweat to a foam. The other part is their cantico, performed by round dances, sometimes words, sometimes songs, then shouts; two being in the middle that begin; and, by singing and drumming on a board, direct the chorus. Their postures in the dance are very antick and differing, but all keep measure. This is done with equal earnestness and labor, but great appearance of joy.
Page 318 - Pour'd never from her frozen loins, to pass Rhene or the Danaw, when her barbarous sons Came like a deluge on the South, 'and spread Beneath Gibraltar to the Libyan sands.
Page 274 - That the American languages in general, are rich in words and in grammatical forms, and that in their complicated construction, the greatest order, method and regularity prevail. 2. That these complicated forms, which I call poly synthetic, appear to exist in all those languages, from Greenland to Cape Horn.
Page 56 - I was at his house, but when I started to return home, he gave me no provision to eat on the way. He gave me neither kettle nor gun; neither did he tell me that the United States were about to rebel against the government of England.

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